Mobile Windscreen Replacement
Professional windscreen replacements for all Cars & Trucks. High Quality of workmanship, Lifetime Guarantee. Reliable Mobile Service, Sydney Wide!
Did you know that Windscreens are more than just a sheet of glass to protect us from the elements while we are driving?
Windscreens are a fundamental part of the vehicle’s structural integrity, and are a key component when the vehicle is involved in an accident.
A windscreen is constructed of 2 sheets glass fused together by a vinyl film which creates laminated auto glass. This manufacturing process allows the automotive glass windscreen to crack rather then explode like tempered safety glass, making it safer for the driver and their passengers.
Vehicle manufacturers use the strength of the laminated windscreen and more importantly, the polyurethane adhesive to strengthen the vehicle. The passenger side airbag also uses the strength of the windscreen during its deployment to save the passenger in the case of an emergency.
In some cases, a windscreen amounts up to 33% of the overall structural integrity of the vehicle.
Do I need to change my windscreen?
Like all components used to strengthen something, when they have a fault in them, they will not perform as they are designed to do and could result in catastrophic failure when you need it the most. A car windscreen is no different.
Here are some examples of when you should replace your windscreen;
Impact or crater in the windscreen that is larger than the size of a $1 coin and can not be repaired.
Any form of crack that extends across the windscreen.
Any noticeable defects that can obstruct or impedes the vision of the driver like wiper scratches or pits/divots in the windscreen that when light hits them it causes a haze.
How is a windscreen replaced?
The new windscreen is cleaned, inspected for faults and prepared with primers and set aside until the installation.
The technician will now remove the wipers, cowling, trims and rubber mouldings from around the windscreen to expose the edges of the windscreen ready for removal.
Using specialized tooling, the glass is removed, the old adhesive is trimmed back to under 2mm and cleaned with a formulated cleaner so that the bonding area is ready to accept the new adhesive. The rear-view mirror, toll tags and any other accessories are removed and put back on the new windscreen.
The new polyurethane is now applied on the edges of the new windscreen, ensuring that the correct amount of adessive is applied evenly.
The replacement windscreen is now installed using a lifting device to ensure the adhesive is placed in the exact position to maximise the adhesion bond of the windscreen to the vehicle.
All removed components are checked and then re-installed back to vehicle.
The windscreen and the working area are now cleaned and then the vehicle is ready for handover back to the client. During the handover, the technician will inform the client when it is safe to drive the vehicle again.
Aftercare for your new windscreen;
For the safety of you and others, DO NOT drive your vehicle within the Safe Drive Away Time.
Close your door gently for the next 2 hours.
Restrain from washing your vehicle for the next 24hours.
At Calibrated AutoGlass, we only use OEM Approved SIKA adhesives and primers and best practice processes to ensure that all windscreen replacements we preform are in line with manufacture’s standards for the safety of our clients and their passengers.
When you choose Calibrated Auto Glass, you will be choosing a Certified Technician with over 25 years experience in windscreen replacements using advanced tooling, someone who will correctly replace your windscreen to maintain the key factors that the windscreen provides for your vehicle. A Trusted Company that provides a Honest, Reliable Hassle-Free experience that our clients have come to expect time and again.
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